The electric vehicle market has been booming in Europe over the past few years. With electric vehicles becoming increasingly popular, many automakers are making a push to produce battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) for the European market. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the 10 most popular BEVs being sold across Europe today, and explore why they have become such top sellers. We’ll also examine what makes them so appealing to consumers, and what other brands could learn from their success. So if you’re looking to get into the growing EU EV market, buckle up and read on!


Norway is the undisputed leader in BEV sales, with a market share of over 50% in 2020. The Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling BEV in Norway in 2020, followed by the Audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace.

Other popular BEVs in Norway include the BMW i3, the Nissan Leaf, and the Volkswagen e-Golf.


The Netherlands is one of the best selling BEVs in Europe countries. The main reason for this is that the Dutch government offers a big subsidy for buying an electric car. This makes electric cars a lot cheaper in the Netherlands than in other European countries.

Another reason why the Netherlands is a good market for BEVs is that the Dutch have a very good infrastructure for charging electric cars. There are many public charging stations in the Netherlands, so it’s easy to find a place to charge your car.

If you’re thinking about buying a BEV, the Netherlands is definitely a country to consider. With its subsidies and charging infrastructure, it’s one of the best places in Europe to own an electric car.


Germany is the largest European market for BEVs and the best selling BEV in Germany is the Tesla Model S. The Model S has been the best selling BEV in Germany for the past two years and has a market share of nearly 30%. The next best selling BEVs in Germany are the BMW i3, Audi A3 e-tron, and VW e-Golf. Combined, these four models make up over 60% of the German BEV market.


When it comes to best-selling BEVs, France takes the lead in Europe. The top selling BEV in France is the Renault Zoe, which sold over 28,000 units in 2019. This was followed by the Tesla Model 3 with just over 20,000 units sold. The BMW i3 came in third with just over 11,000 units sold.

Other popular BEVs in France include the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, and Mercedes-Benz EQC. These three models combined to sell over 10,000 units in 2019.

Interestingly, France is also home to two of the top three selling plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs). The BMW 530e was the best-selling PHEV in 2019 with over 16,000 units sold. This was followed by the Mercedes GLC 350e with just over 12,000 units sold. The Volvo XC60 T8 Hybrid rounded out the top three with just under 9,000 units sold.

United Kingdom

As of June 2019, the United Kingdom has the second highest number of BEVs registered in Europe with over 160,000 vehicles. The Nissan Leaf is the best selling BEV in the UK with over 25,000 sales, followed by the Tesla Model S and X. The BMW i3 is also a popular choice among UK buyers.